Think you don’t have enough time to fit in a study abroad experience while earning your degree? Think again!
Earn academic business credits during Winter Break, Spring Break or over the Summer months while experiencing a country or region first-hand. While abroad, visit companies to enhance business acumen and participate in cultural activities designed to facilitate cross-cultural understanding.
“Global studies programs are a must if you plan on working in a global industry”
-Robert Bloomer, EU Energy MBA Course
“Learning through a textbook is like telling a farmer about life in the big city; how can you ever truly describe a distant land without seeing it for yourself?”
- Michael Holzheimer, Italy and China undergraduate courses
Where will you go?
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What else do you need to know?
Prior to departure, each faculty leader will schedule mandatory classroom time(s) to focus on the course topic and country, learn about cross-cultural communication and receive pertinent travel information. While some courses may have a more specialized topic, all courses examine the macro picture and give insight into how to do business in the country or region.
- Undergraduates: Choose your destination and then go to www.myea.umd.edu and click on the individually listed 3-credit course. Qualified students’ completed applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
- MBA & EMBA students: Register on Testudo for the one-credit BUSI788 course at the same time as the other classes (Register in Fall for Winter Term time abroad; Register in Winter for Spring time abroad; Register in Spring for Summer time abroad). The BUSI788 one-credit class serves as the prerequisite for the two-credit BUSI798 time abroad and is mandatory. Those in the BUSI788 sections will be registered automatically for the associated BUSI798 class abroad, and only those who complete the BUSI788 course can be registered for its BUSI798 counterpart.
EXACT PROGRAM DATES will be determined (if not already set) as soon after the course is confirmed by the Office of Global Programs. Once accepted, students are advised, but not required, to purchase refundable airplane tickets and travel insurance to counter any inconvenience caused by a change in the program's itinerary.
THE COURSE PROGRAM FEE includes UMD tuition for 3 credits, lodging in a shared hotel room, local transportation to company visits and any tickets or fees for required cultural activities as outlined in the syllabus, some group meals, and professor and partner fees.
Not included: personal expenses, most meals, trip insurance and international airfare. Students are responsible for obtaining and paying for their own visa and/or entry fee where applicable. There is an additional $250 study abroad fee which goes directly to the campus office to maintain the emergency plan. See individual program web pages for specific payment details.
Students are encouraged to travel before or after the course to pursue their own interests as the classes are intensely scheduled to fulfill the academic credit requirements and do not include a lot of free time.
The Office of Global Programs reserves the right to cancel any classes not meeting enrollment requirements or to destinations that have become too dangerous for travel. We work closely with the University of Maryland Education Abroad Office to carefully monitor world events in such cases.